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Course Details

Location

All races will be contested at Voice of America Park (VOA). There will be a course preview on December 8 from 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m. Voice of America Park is located at 8070 Tylersville Road, West Chester, OH 45069.

Course Description

The VOA Park course consists of two loops for the women's 6 km and three loops for the men's 10 km.

Predominantly flat, the course crosses a narrow roadway twice on each loop. There is a slight hill on the far eastern corner of the park that runners will ascend for the first time as they near the 1.5-mile mark. The finish line is also situated atop a slight rise in the field.

The terrain of VOA Park, while flat, is not that of a manicured golf course. VOA Park consists of rolled prairie trails and open sports fields, and the course traverses both trail and field alike. After the runners leave their starting boxes, they will run a long northern loop of the course, bringing them back south to pass the mile marker near the starting area. From there, runners will head east, cresting the slight hill that leads to the southeastern corner of the park. A long straightaway along the southern edge of the park brings runners to a curve through a small wooded area and to the two-mile mark. Be on the lookout for hay bales along this stretch of the course. Curving back to the north, runners then pass the starting line to repeat the loop before making their final run into the finish. For the finish, runners will ascend a slight hill to a finish line located in the south-central portion of the course, immediately to the south of the starting line.

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Weather

The average temperature in West Chester for December 8 is 36 F (26-45 F). Precipitation averages 3.35 inches for the month of December.

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